As she recovers from injuries sustained in an auto accident, Mrs. Hockey Hillbilly is comforted by her certainty that she is responsible for David Legwand's superior performance thus far in the season. She was Leggy's escort on the gold carpet before the opening game. Though she was only acting as a faithful fan, she is now confident that her selfless act has inspired Leggy to his four goals and eight assists in this, his fifteenth year as a Predator.
"Did we talk about his impending free agent status? Did we discuss the dearth of centermen among the players free to move next summer? Well no, not exactly," Ms. HH said.
"But I did mention that the 'David Legwand Hat Trick' is among my favorite memories as a fan. That was the night two years ago when Leggy scored a short-handed goal, earned an assist, then scored the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Preds beat Columbus 4-3, less than two hours after Lindsey Legwand delivered a son!"
" A goal, an assist and a birth. We female Preds fans appreciate that kind of effort, you know."
Three days ago Ms. HH was on a gurney en route to Vanderbilt after a pickup truck broadsided her convertible at the corner of Nolensville Road and Elysian Fields Drive.
Now she can stay up late for Pete and Terry's broadcasts from the road.
And bear a not so secret pride in David Legwand's performances.